Dr. Stahl is a board-certified urologist and nationally recognized leader in male reproductive medicine, surgery for male infertility, testosterone deficiency, and male sexual dysfunction. He is a member of multiple national and international urology organizations and author of more than 50 journal articles and textbook chapters about men’s urological health. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Stahl served as Associate Professor of Urology and Director of Male Reproductive & Sexual Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/New York-Presbyterian Hospital from 2012-2020. Dr. Stahl's academic interests include the genetics of male subfertility, development of new diagnostic tests to guide the treatment of subfertile men, fertility preservation for male patients with cancer, and the effectiveness of varicocelectomy for the treatment of testicular dysfunction.
First find the Urologist that best fits your needs, review their experience, and determine that the location is convenient for you. Then, from that page, upload your insurance information. The Doctor’s office will contact you to verify whether your plan is accepted.
Many plans allow for access to out of network providers for the same out of pocket cost as in network providers.
Preventive healthcare starts with getting a well-person physical exam each year and maintaining immunizations. Preventive medicine may include a range of procedures, screenings and tests such as: blood pressure, heart function, cholesterol levels, colonoscopy, screening for diabetes, osteoporosis, prostate and colorectal cancer, infectious disease and skin cancer. Your Doctor may also provide counseling on such topics as quitting smoking, losing weight, healthy diet, treating depression, and reducing alcohol intake.
Prostate health; obesity; high cholesterol; blood pressure; colorectal cancer; diabetes; skin cancer; STIs; Abdominal aortic aneurysm; EKG.
The American Cancer Society recommends men at average risk of prostate cancer should start at age 50. The recommendation for men at higher than average risk of prostate cancer, is to start at age 40 or 45.
The American Cancer Society recommends that both men and women undergo a colonoscopy every 10 years, beginning at age 50. If you have a family history of colon cancer or other genetic risk factors, screening may start earlier.
It's a simple blood test that's usually done early in the morning, when testosterone levels are highest.
Yes, low testosterone can be treated with testosterone replacement therapy. Modalities include Intramuscular injection, testosterone patches, topical testosterone gels or pellets that are implanted under the skin.
A polyp is the result of genetic mutations in the cells of the colon lining that affect the normal cell life cycle. A polyp is a growth in the large intestine or rectum. They may not cause symptoms, so screening is needed to help prevent a polyp from turning into colorectal cancer. Screening methods include colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, a stool test or a CT scan.
Yes. Treatment ranges from medications to vacuum devices to implants. Your health care provider may also suggest treating emotional problems, such as stress, depression or performance anxiety.
Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition that puts those affected at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and diseases related to fatty buildups in artery walls. Aggressive lifestyle changes such as losing weight, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet, keeping blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels under control can delay or even prevent the development of serious health problems.
Optimal male health is not determined by one single hormone. Hormone testing for men can be essential for identifying potential problems with optimal hormone balance. Testing can be done for: DHEA, FSH, Androstenedione, Testosterone, Free Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, Human Sex Hormone Binding Globulin, DHT, Insulin, Thyroid Hormones (TSH, Free T3, and Free T4), Estradoil, Estrone, Cortisol, and Growth Hormone.
The majority of overactive bladder cases in men are due to an enlarged prostate although other health conditions may be a factor. Treatments generally involve lifestyle changes, products to manage leakage and medical treatments including procedures, medications and surgery. If conservative modalities fail to provide relief, surgery might be the answer. This is common for men whose OAB is due to an enlarged prostate. A surgeon can remove part of the prostate, or ablate it with a laser.
Your Urologist may request a medical evaluation by your Primary Care Physician before performing your surgery. A medical clearance is essentially authorization from an evaluating doctor that a patient is cleared, or deemed healthy enough, for a proposed surgery.
A preoperative physical examination is essentially the same thing as getting 'medical clearance. It is performed at the request of your Urologist to ensure that you are healthy enough to safely undergo anesthesia and surgery. This evaluation includes a physical examination, cardiac evaluation, lung function assessment, and appropriate laboratory tests.
The purpose of medical clearance is to assess your personal risk related to undergoing a surgical procedure. If you have comorbidities your Urologist may want another doctor familiar with your medical history to offer perspective on whether the procedure is safe for you and ways to reduce risk.
Your Primary Care Physician is the Doctor who manages your medical care. He/she will provide the appropriate information.
A patient's medical history, physical exam and labs are valid for 30 days. EKG's that are normal are valid for 90 days. These parameters may vary if the patient has comorbidities.
Your Urologist may order routine laboratory tests before your procedure to identify potential problems that might complicate surgery if not detected and treated in advance. A blood test will show if you have a blood-clotting problem and may be at risk of too much bleeding during surgery. Urinalysis may be used to detect urinary tract infections, renal diseases and poorly controlled diabetes.
Nearly all men will experience some erectile dysfunction for the first few months after prostate cancer surgery. The reason is that the cavernous nerves located along the sides of the prostate may need to be removed, or may be damaged in surgery. However, within one year after treatment, nearly all men with intact nerves will see a substantial improvement. Treatment options for ED include medication, injections, a vacuum device, implants and pelvic floor exercises.
Many men see a colorectal surgeon for the first time when their primary care doctor or another specialist finds or suspects a more complex condition, such as colon polyps or incontinence. Your PCP may want you to get further evaluation of a potentially serious condition such as rectal bleeding or unexplained, ongoing constipation or diarrhea. These conditions may be an indication of colon cancer or bowel obstruction. Colorectal surgeons treat colon and rectal cancer, diverticulosis, fissures, hemorrhoids, IBD, Crohn's disease, Pelvic organ prolapse, infections around the anus and rectum.
For people without known heart disease, it can be tricky to know when to see a cardiologist. Here are some reasons to schedule an appointment with a cardiologist: chest pain, high blood pressure, shortness of breath, palpitations or vertigo, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, family history of heart disease, peripheral arterial disease, you are a smoker.
There are medications that can provide noticeable results if used in the early stages of hair loss. For men who have significant hair loss, surgical hair transplantation is the only proven way to restore natural hair growth. Hair transplant surgery is safe when performed by a qualified, experienced Doctor. Outcomes however are never predictable. In transplant procedures there is always a risk that some of the grafts won\'t "take," the skin plug may die and surgery may have to be repeated. If hair loss progresses after surgery, an unnatural, "patchy" look may result if the newly-placed hair lies next to patches of hair that continue to thin out. If so, additional surgery may be required.
Peptides are short chains of amino acids that our body produces naturally. Peptides act as hormones; they deliver messages from tissue to blood, regulate appetite and more. They can be used for muscle gain or weight loss, recovery, and reduced inflammation. Compared to steroids and testosterone peptides are more of a ‘medium burn’ for those who know that hours at the gym are necessary for the body we want. Where you get your peptides is especially important. Trained, experienced medical professionals should be your only source.
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